Vinnie & Twy

“If Ottawa Giveth, Then Ottawa Can Taketh Away”

In Canadian politics, Uncategorized on January 12, 2010 at 6:54 pm

With Harper finally poised to go down in flames, I keep thinking about how stunned I was when this guy got elected. Nobody will admit to having voted for him, except for one lone in-law.

Then he got re-elected! I was amazed until I found out that particular election had the lowest voter turnout in Canadian history.

Oh my.

Next time we have a election, don’t forget to vote because Harper is what happens when you don’t and Mr. Harper is so silly, isn’t he?

He sure is. In a recent spoonfed interview with Business News Network, I couldn’t help notice that he very carefully separated government from parliament. Hmmm. Unusual. For a politician, he doesn’t seem to have much respect for politics. Wait there’s more…

He went on about the “important work” to be done by his government as opposed to parliament where they “play games”. Right.

I really liked the part when he said that our deficits are high “because opposition demands more spending all the time”. Oh, so none of this is his fault because everyone is picking on him. Poor little guy.

So, Stephen Harper would have us believe that he is not a bully anymore, he’s an innocent victim. Of course!

When asked for his take on the article about proroguing parliament in the Economist, Harper stated that “we are at zero risk for damaging our reputation”.

Well, I guess our reputation is not at very much risk, but his has most certainly suffered some damage. In fact, a recent headline in the Economist accuses Harper of rewriting “the rules of his country’s politics to weaken legislative scrutiny”. Love it. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Maybe this means that me and the rest of my country will not have to suffer much longer under a whack-job Prime Minister that I voted against in the first place.

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  1. i shudder to think at how bad of a situation our country would be in if the Liberals had obtained power under the leadership of the out to lunch Dion.

  2. dK and like Adolf Harper was a good idea?

  3. I completely agree with you, especially that last part. I only hope that enough other people do as well so that something will actually be done to stop his blatant disregard for democracy and Canada in general. Great blog by the way, it’s witty and to-the-point. 🙂

  4. I feel that the disregard for Democracy is not unique to Harper or the Conservative party. I laugh at the Liberal View that somehow their favourite party is more Democratic. I remember their last time in power… all the controversy, fancy backroom handshakes, scandals, money given to friends…relatives..etc. Canada Steamship Lines….on and on it goes…Doesn’t sound any different to me… Conservative/liberal/ same damn thing.

    Let’s face it people… Ottawa is little more than a club for rich people. Winning an election is a chance to pay off friends, get a great pension, some cool vacations, and a fat salary. It doesn’t matter who gets elected… same crap different pile.

  5. I like this.
    In 1997, Harper delivered a controversial speech on Canadian identity to the Council for National Policy, a conservative American think tank. He made comments such as “Canada is a Northern European welfare state in the worst sense of the term, and very proud of it”, “if you’re like all Americans, you know almost nothing except for your own country. Which makes you probably knowledgeable about one more country than most Canadians”, and “the NDP [New Democratic Party] is kind of proof that the Devil lives and interferes in the affairs of men.”

    This think tank does not acknowledge Harper or these views. He was criticized for the comment during the election, and then they all stayed home and did not vote.

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